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Nonspecific Back Pain

Nonspecific Back Pain | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Many times, nonspecific back pain can be prevented. Here are some helpful tips.

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Follow ergonomic principles in setting up workstations.
  • Practice good posture.
  • Stretch muscles before exercise.
  • Take frequent breaks from prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Use good lifting techniques.
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    Nonspecific back pain can lead to chronic pain that interferes with personal and work activities.

    What are the risks to others?

    Nonspecific back pain is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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    Nonspecific Back Pain: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Terry Mason, MPH
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 05/30/01

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